While the NBA is on a lockout, San Antonio Spurs second round draft pick Davis Bertans has been playing pretty well at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.
Bertans scored 13 points and grabbed seven boards in Latvia’s easy 85-67 victory over Chinese Taipei on day one.
The Chinese Taipei team were led by Long Mau Hu with 18 points.
On day two, riding on the back of some fanatical home support Bertans led Latvia past a stunned Australian team.
This time Bertans was more impressive as he scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists on 43.8 percent shooting from the field, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Latvia blew the game wide open in third period and entered the final quarter leading 64-49. They held on to beat Australia 78-68.
The Australians were led by Mitchell Creek’s 20 points. Latvia will play against Argentina next.